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Music Strong Goal Challenge 2014

The goal here is to change your daily habits, which will change your life. This is not a quick fix. This is a life change.Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired with yourself? You vow, seemingly daily, to get back on the right track, to do what it takes, to meet your goals. You know what to …

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Are you Music Strong?

Whew! I have been traveling so much, there has been no time for updating, sorry!  This last week I was blessed to have been invited to present at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacadoches, TX.  I gave a flute masterclass, a recital, two Music Strong workshops and a presentation on being a musician in the military.  It was a wonderful …

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Lyle McDonald’s Books and Body Recomposition

I am constantly referring people to Lyle’s books. From Rapid Fat Loss, to Flexible Dieting to getting in contest ready shape, he is an absolute authority on the science of fat loss, muscle gain, etc. I’ve put all of his books together in one easy to find place right here.  He also has a free forum you can join to …

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Top 10 List to Get to Who You Want to Be

So you’ve made it through all 9 weeks and here we are at the last week. I originally said there would be 9 steps, but turns out there are 10, though you may feel 10 is optional I want you to give it some serious thought. Have accountability and take responsibility What does that mean? 1. Take complete responsibility for …

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Get Off the Hamster Wheel! Guide To Change Your Habits Tip #8

If you haven’t read last week’s post, you can do so here: Get Off the Hamster Wheel Tip #7 We are down to the last few tips, and you know, I really struggled with this week’s and next week’s tips, trying to figure out which should happen first.  It came down to this: Which small action do I have the …

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Get Off the Hamster Wheel, Guide to Changing Your Habits Tip #7

Getting right to the point this week, this of course builds on last week: Tip #7 If you think you want to eat, ask yourself these questions: Am I really hungry? What do I want to eat?  If it is a sweet ask yourself this: Could I be satisfied with a healthier option, protein or a meal instead? If the …

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Get Off the Hamster Wheel! Guide to Changing Your Habits Tip # 6

So what’s the story on the last week? Did you eat yourself into oblivion with cookie dough/doughnuts/chips and cheese, etc.?  Do you look like the Pilsbury Dough Boy? Are you sick of eating your “vice” or “nemesis food”? Did you find that this was easy to do or difficult? My guess is difficult. When I finally started allowing myself to …

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Get Off the Hamster Wheel! Tip #5

So how did last week go? Did you have an easy or a hard time incorporating more whole foods into your diet? I know that for me, when I’m on the run, it can be more difficult.  So I ALWAYS make leftovers and then night before the next day I pack my lunch,  I include my piece of fruit, my …

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Get Off the Hamster Wheel Tip #3 and #4

Yeah, the title is different, it was just too long to type out and this one is catchier, no? So, how did the week go?  If you haven’t read last week, go read the last two weeks first, then come back here. Tip #1: Stop Being In A Hurry, Drink WaterTip #2: Turn Off the TV, Put the Book Down …